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Books by Debbie Diller

Online Workshop Growing Independent Learners: An Online Workshop through Stenhouse Publishers
Learn with Debbie Diller to develop more meaningful, standards-based literacy work stations for your K–3 students. At the end of this self-paced, six-lesson online workshop, you will be able to make connections naturally between your state’s ELA standards and what you’re teaching in whole-group mini-lessons and in literacy work stations.

Growing Independent Learners Growing Independent Learners: From Literacy Standards to Stations, K-3
This resource is filled with standards-based lessons that lead to high-quality literacy stations. You’ll find everything from sample whole group lessons, anchor charts, small group extensions, mentor texts and fresh new ideas for partner practice at stations. Full-color photos accompany the text to inspire you to develop independent readers, writers and thinkers.

Math Work Stations Math Work Stations: Independent Learning You Can Count On, K-2
If you've ever questioned how to make math stations work, you'll find this photo-filled, idea-packed resource invaluable. This book extends Debbie Diller's best-selling work on literacy work stations and classroom design to the field of mathematics. In Math Work Stations you'll find ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and skills, use math vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking, and connect big ideas to meaningful independent exploration and practice. This full-color book details how to set up, manage, and keep math stations going throughout the year. There's even a chapter devoted solely to organizing and using math manipulatives.

Spaces & Places Book Spaces & Places: Designing Classrooms for Literacy
This book works in tandem with Debbie’s other books from Stenhouse Publishers as it shows how to build the physical foundation or structure for quality instruction. In it, you’ll find over 300 full-color photos of PreK-5th grade classrooms for inspiration and direction in setting up your classroom. Through pictures and text, this unique visual reference answers tough questions about space that educators ask, such as:
  • What do I really need in my classroom and what’s the best way to set it up?
  • How does my physical classroom impact student learning?
  • How can I find the space I need to teach more effectively?
  • What can I get rid of and how?
  • Where do I put all my stuff?

Making the Most of Small Groups Making the Most of Small Groups: Differentiation For All
This book by Debbie focuses on small group reading instruction and how to get more power from your lessons. It is structured around the five reading components-- comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary-- and provides practical tips, sample lessons, lesson plans and templates, suggestions for related literacy work stations, and connections to whole-group instruction. You will love the ideas on organizing your time and resources and will appreciate the "research at a glance" and questions for using this resource in a book study.

Practice With Purpose Practice With Purpose: Literacy Work Stations for Grades 3-6
In this book, Debbie shows teachers of grades 3-6 how to structure their classrooms so that all students can be successful doing meaningful independent work using literacy work stations. Practice with Purpose offers guidance on establishing routines for independent reading and response writing, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to set up and manage a variety of hands-on literacy work stations appropriate for intermediate students.

Literacy Work Stations Literacy Work Stations: Making Centers Work
This book will help teachers solve the dilemma: What does the rest of my class do while I'm working with a small reading group? Debbie Diller offers practical suggestions for over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction and make preparation and management easy for teachers. Learn how to set up work stations, how to manage them, and how to keep them going throughout the year.

DVDs by Debbie Diller

Moving into Math Stations, K-2 DVD - Moving into Math Stations, K-2
Building on the enormous success of her book Math Work Stations: Independent Learning You Can Count On, K–2, Debbie Diller brings the world of math stations to life in this DVD, showing viewers how they too can effectively incorporate math stations into their instruction, enhancing students' conceptual understanding and skills.

Think Small DVD DVD - Think Small!
Engaging Our Youngest Readers in Small Groups.
If you want to see small reading groups in action early in the year in kindergarten and first grade, this DVD is for you! Filmed in a Title I school, you'll see Debbie work with bilingual teachers, Estella Perez and Maria Diaz-Albertini to choose books, plan lessons, organize, and teach small groups for reading in their classrooms. Debbie works with different groups of students on English oral language, rhyming, reading, and writing. You'll see whole group lessons that connect to small group, a tour of the kindergarten small group teaching area, and tips for helping students work independently. This video was a delight to create, and you'll find it a welcome companion to Debbie's book, Making the Most of Small Groups.

Spotlight on Small Groups DVD - Spotlight on Small Groups
See small groups in action. Debbie teaches two different reading groups in this DVD—one with a vocabulary focus using nonfiction and the other with a focus on inference in a fiction book. Use with Making the Most of Small Groups for a professional study group. For grades 2-5.

Making the Most of Small Groups DVD - Stepping Up with Literacy Stations: Design and Instruction in Grades 3-6
See literacy work stations in action in real classrooms in upper grades in this DVD series. Stepping Up with Literacy Stations: Design and Instruction in Grades 3-6 provides teachers in third grade and up a way to tap into the energy and excitement of this innovative management and learning system. This DVD takes viewers into diverse third and fifth grade classrooms, where Debbie Diller coaches and guides children and their teachers through the process of designing and implementing stations.

Fluency Rubric DVD - Fluency Rubric
In this video, Debbie explains fluency to a group of 3rd grade bilingual students and models how to use a fluency rubric so they can self-assess on a 4-step scale. For grades 2-5.

Launching Literary Stations DVD - Launching Literacy Stations: Mini-Lessons for Managing and Sustaining Independent Work K-3
Literacy work stations are being embraced in many elementary schools as a way to ensure students of all ages are completing thoughtful, challenging tasks while their teachers meet with small groups of students. Literacy Work Stations, takes you into two primary classrooms to demonstrate how to create a thriving stations program.